As the farm turns 4 in 2018, we cultivate about two acres of vegetables, herbs, flowers, and berries in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley. Our growing space includes 3 un-heated high tunnels to extend our very short Montana growing season, and a propagation house for starts. Our flock of about 100 laying hens love their life in the monstrous mobile chicken barn that has become legendary in the neighborhood, as it moves weekly around the farm on three axels. We have sometimes raised lambs for meat and hides, but are currently without sheep as we work on improving some of our fencing and irrigation infrastructure so they will fit smoothly into the operation.
You can find our produce in several places. We sell at the Hamilton Farmers Market on Saturday mornings, May-October; we have a self-serve farm store open 24 hours, every day, on our farm; we run a 50-family farm membership in which members pick up a weekly share of produce spring, summer, and fall. If you like someone else to prepare our food for you, Bitter Root Brewing and Bouilla restaurant in Hamilton purchase from us regularly, and our greens are distributed throughout the region by the Western Montana Growers Co-op, which we have been members in for three years.
We grow following organic practices, though we are not currently USDA Organic certified. We farm partly to foster and be a part of a vibrant community, so we welcome visitors, and allow customers and members to check out our practices and visit the farm anytime. Most days of the week visitors might only get a quick friendly wave from wherever we are working, but Tuesday afternoons during member share pickup (3-7 pm) one of us is always around to visit.